Category: Money

Google Walk Out

Google Walk Out

Hundreds of Google employees will participate in a “walk out” Thursday morning in protest of the company’s management of high ranking executives accused of sexual misconduct. This comes only one week after a New York Times story explained allegations regarding sexual misconduct against Google’s software creator, Andy Rubin. This is only the latest installment of backlash against female exploitation in […]

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What would you do with $1.6 Billion?

“Tonight’s Mega Millions Jackpot is worth a record breaking $1.6 Billion.”   The Mega Millions ticket had millions of Americans dreaming about quitting their jobs this morning, but only one lucky buyer in South Carolina can actually hand in their letter of resignation. For the rest of you back to work, and keep asking yourself the 1.6 billion dollar question, […]

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Minnesota Schools Awarded Mental Health Grant

Minnesota Schools Awarded Mental Health Grant

The Minnesota Department of Human Services awarded $33 million in grants to health providers to bring mental health services to a majority of Minnesota schools. $11 million will be awarded each year over 3 years in order to offer early identification and services to schools. Services from the program include assessment, care coordination, and trainings. Linked mental health programs are […]

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Minnesota sues Florida charity

Minnesota sues Florida charity

Minnesota attorney general Lori Swanson filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a Florida charity. This came after the charity allegedly misled donors to believe they were donating to benefit families of fallen police officers. The lawsuit claims American Federation of Police and concerned Citizens, Inc., collected donations totaling $425,000 from Minnesotans. However, Swanson claims only 9% actually went to the families. […]

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New Proposed Tax Bill Entering the Minnesota House Floor

New Proposed Tax Bill Entering the Minnesota House Floor

A new tax bill is going to vote on the Minnesota House floor. The new legislation aims to help tax filers from running into problems next year by updating Minnesota’s tax code to reflect federal changes. Side effects of the bill includes tax increases for roughly 180,000 Minnesotans. Along with several cuts that previously helped tax payer save money. The […]

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Credit Union Charity

Saint Cloud Federal Credit Union, along with Sartell High School has received the Simon Hellermann Philanthropy award. The award was created in 1999 to honor credit unions who are committed to assisting their local communities and well as contributing to a humanitarian cause. Saint Cloud Federal Credit Union received the honor after partnering with Sartell High School to provide financial […]

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Legislation May Cap Tipped Wages Below New Minneapolis Minimum

Legislation May Cap Tipped Wages Below New Minneapolis Minimum

As wages rise due to laws passed in Minneapolis, lawmakers in the state Legislature are considering a bill that would cap tipped wages lower than standard. Republicans in the House have proposed that as the minimum wage increases to $15 an hour by 2022 in Minneapolis (and potentially in St. Paul pending legislation) that tipped wages should be capped at […]

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Unpaid Healthcare Premiums

Over 30 million dollars in MinnesotaCare Premiums were not paid, due to a computer issue that has been going on for almost four years. State officials say they have decided not to pursue collecting the 30 million dollars because identifying and locating those who did not pay could potentially cost more than the 30 million dollars owed. Another concern is, […]

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State-Run Pension Plans Facing Problems

State-Run Pension Plans Facing Problems

  A study on state-run pension plans for public workers reported that unfunded liability is at $1.4 trillion.   The Pew Charitable Trust claims that this underfunding is due to state officials in decades past raising retiree benefits without planning for ways to pay for them. Some states have been trying to balance the cost of pensions by using funds […]

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House Republicans urge School Safety Funding

House Republicans urge School Safety Funding

House Republicans are pushing for more funding on school security. They want to raise $50 million to be used for safety improvements in schools. The improvements would include security cameras, secure entrances, school resource officers, and bullet proof glass. Previously this year, Governor Mark Dayton called for $21 million to be used for school security and counselors in Minnesota schools. Since […]

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